Jabra (http://www.jabra.com/) has etched a place among those offering an ideal sports headset, for workouts, but with a very pleasing twist. Essentially, it’s two earpieces, connected by cable, with Bluetooth capability. Made to comfortably hug your ear, by using one of seven eargel design options to optimize a lock-in, and a fitclip; providing truly a snug and secure feel. So indeed, you’ll find these alternative sizes a plus, which by the way are a snap, literally and figuratively. Furthermore, this item is a reminder of what technology has come to be, constant evolution. In the present context, we’ve gone from standard earphones, to something like Blue Ant Ribbon, and now Jabra Sport Wireless+. In my experience, to this day, I continue to enjoy the Ribbon, because you have no physically plug-in to your mobile phone. Accordingly, we can applaud Jabra for bringing the next step, inclusive of fewer wires, no required app, and an internal FM radio,
As you can tell from the photos, I did a mini workout wearing the Jabra; stretching exercises and shooting basketball; very cool to listen to something under those circumstances and not have the bulk of a phone or other device attached or needed, nearby or on you. In addition, I took it on a recent trip to a conference, traveling by bus, and had a chance to further appreciate. I personally like the ease of use, feel, and sound, as well as, elimination of those traditional wires; however, regular earphones do not need re-charging. With my laptop, a full charge did take about two hours; and my tests of continuous play gave me time results of 3 and 4 hours. As for other technicalities, they’ve built this for more extreme workouts than I performed: doing weather-and sweat-proof and shock testing to military specifications; dropping from a height of 1.5 meters, bent 5000 times; and cable-tested using a 3kg force; meant to be used and abused. In accordance, you can apply a sturdy one-hand grip to the unit, when using mere touch to adjust volume, switch to radio, etc. It’s also rather nice to hear voice prompts, noting battery status, or while turning on/off. And, have no doubts, their radio works great, whether at home, on public transportation buses, in exercising, to walking the street.
The Jabra Sport Wireless+ connects to your cellphone relatively quickly, taking less than 30 seconds. Their instructions are in layperson form, and straightforward, for the most part; especially for phone calls, incoming or outgoing. On the small scale, if I could offer a couple of recommendations, I would suggest a picture about charging; and, a longer USB cable for charging.
Note: I'll add a video at a later date, as the technology is not cooperating to include one at this time.